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ACLU loses donor, one-fourth of yearly donations
AP ^ | 12/9/09 | Adam Goldman

Posted on 12/10/2009 6:20:15 AM PST by Clintons Are White Trash

NEW YORK (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union has lost a quarter of its yearly donations after a major donor cut off $19 million in annual donations because of economic difficulties. David Gelbaum, a wealthy California conservationist, said he was indefinitely stopping the donations that had made him the New York-based group's largest anonymous donor

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KEYWORDS: aclu; christianright; davegelbaum; davidgelbaum; donations; donors; economy; fundingtheleft; gelbaum; hopeychangey; iava; loses; opensocietyinstitute; osi; shadowgov; sierraclub; soros
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From the article - "My investments in alternative, clean energy companies have placed me in a highly illiquid position as a result of the general credit crisis in the American and world financial systems."

Ooops - Obamanomics and Al Gore strike again!!

1 posted on 12/10/2009 6:20:15 AM PST by Clintons Are White Trash
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To: Clintons Are White Trash

Ack! Get a rag! My heart’s bleeding!


2 posted on 12/10/2009 6:21:03 AM PST by domenad (In all things, in all ways, at all times, let honor guide me.)
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To: Clintons Are White Trash
David Gelbaum

This jerk is responsible for 1/4 of the BS that comes out of the ACLU every year? I hope he stays ruined.

3 posted on 12/10/2009 6:21:38 AM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: Clintons Are White Trash

Ah, it’s going to be a good day!


4 posted on 12/10/2009 6:23:04 AM PST by bgill (The framers of the US Constitution established an entire federal government in 18 pages.)
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To: Clintons Are White Trash

Well if he announced he’s not donating this year, I guess we know who “Mr. Anonymous” is.

I’ve been on their mailing list for donations because I’m an attorney; they must assume that all attorneys support their marxist agenda. I can expect the deluge of solicitations any time now.


5 posted on 12/10/2009 6:23:30 AM PST by henkster (0bamanomics: The "Final Solution" to America's "Prosperity Question.")
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To: Clintons Are White Trash

David Gelbaum “anonymous” donor.....hmmmmm.....whats wrong with this picture?


6 posted on 12/10/2009 6:24:09 AM PST by HerrBlucher (Jail Al Gore and the Climate Frauds!)
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To: Clintons Are White Trash

David Gelbaum “anonymous” donor.....hmmmmm.....whats wrong with this picture?


7 posted on 12/10/2009 6:24:23 AM PST by HerrBlucher (Jail Al Gore and the Climate Frauds!)
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To: Clintons Are White Trash

Awwwwwwwww...somone pass them a crying towel. Where the world’s smallest voilin???


8 posted on 12/10/2009 6:24:29 AM PST by SueRae
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To: Clintons Are White Trash

“My investments in alternative, clean energy companies...”

translation: I gots me a new liberal protection racket.

just 80 mil a year is what funds ACLU treason?


9 posted on 12/10/2009 6:24:58 AM PST by chuck_the_tv_out ( <<< click my name: now featuring Freeper classifieds)
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To: Clintons Are White Trash

EXCELLENT!!


10 posted on 12/10/2009 6:25:12 AM PST by Laserman
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To: Clintons Are White Trash

Hopefully he will go completely broke. Cheer High for it.


11 posted on 12/10/2009 6:26:38 AM PST by YOUGOTIT (The Royal 100 Club is Acting the Same as the Roman Senate When the Republic Collapsed)
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David Gelbaum, ... that had made him the New York-based group's largest anonymous donor

There seems to be some sort of contradiction here.

12 posted on 12/10/2009 6:26:41 AM PST by arthurus ("If you don't believe in shooting abortionists, don't shoot an abortionist." -Ann C.)
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To: Clintons Are White Trash

So, what’s the bad news?


13 posted on 12/10/2009 6:27:24 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: bgill

The ACLU is too big to fail. Tarp #2 will help ease their pain.

Beautiful.


14 posted on 12/10/2009 6:28:27 AM PST by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: Clintons Are White Trash

Ahhh...the “feel good story of the day”.


15 posted on 12/10/2009 6:29:04 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: bgill

The ACLU is too big to fail. Tarp #2 will help ease their pain.

Beautiful.


16 posted on 12/10/2009 6:29:18 AM PST by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: Clintons Are White Trash

Oh what a cross he bears.


17 posted on 12/10/2009 6:29:35 AM PST by lonestar (Obama and his czars have turned Bush's "mess" into a national crisis!)
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To: bgill

18 posted on 12/10/2009 6:29:46 AM PST by chuck_the_tv_out ( <<< click my name: now featuring Freeper classifieds)
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To: Clintons Are White Trash

Which may explain their recent decisions to take on issues that are decidedly true to the constitution.

One, they defended against the request for private emails with regard to Prop 8 in CA

Can’t remember the most recent time, but I mentioned to a friend that it was a departure from their usual anti-American leanings.

They need money. Too bad, so sad. Let them go broke.


19 posted on 12/10/2009 6:29:53 AM PST by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: Clintons Are White Trash

WOOOOOOHOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


20 posted on 12/10/2009 6:30:16 AM PST by US_MilitaryRules (Become a monthly donor or FR won't be here for you!)
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To: HerrBlucher; arthurus

“David Gelbaum “anonymous” donor.....hmmmmm.....whats wrong with this picture?”

Well . . . if he is not going to dummy up more cash, then the ACLU has no reason to further protect his privacy. And going public with him might pressure other anonymous donors into keeping the purse strings open.

Just maybe, mind you.


21 posted on 12/10/2009 6:30:28 AM PST by No Truce With Kings (The opinions expressed are mine! Mine! MINE! All Mine!)
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To: Clintons Are White Trash
The American Civil Liberties Union has lost a quarter of its yearly donations after a major donor cut off $19 million in annual donations because of economic difficulties.

I guess the 0bama Depression DOES have a silver lining!

22 posted on 12/10/2009 6:31:40 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Pork Eating CRUSADER - FUBO! Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: Clintons Are White Trash

I see that the director/president of the aclu makes about $350,000/year. That is after he took a 15% pay cut due to hard times.

He and carl pope of the sierra klub may have to stop flying first class to their queer green summits.


23 posted on 12/10/2009 6:32:42 AM PST by soycd
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To: arthurus
I'm thinking some leftist got ticked and unanonymousized him. Social justice can do unanonymoustizing or you are racist and sexist. It's not back stabbing when they do it. (I love making up words like leftists)



(Heal yourself global warming deniers! Be cleansed by giving the high global Priests all your $$$! The world will be on a level playing field...all poor except the chosen ones)

24 posted on 12/10/2009 6:35:08 AM PST by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......?)
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To: Clintons Are White Trash

Hopey-changey coming home to roost are they?


25 posted on 12/10/2009 6:35:27 AM PST by Happyinmygarden (Yes, actually, I have pretty much seen and heard it all before...)
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To: soycd

“He and carl pope of the sierra klub may have to stop flying first class to their queer green summits”

Funny you should say this. Every time I hear about politicians and others jet setting around the world for these conferences (yes, including the romp in Copey-hagen-das) I say to myself: “These fools are supposed to be so smart but they haven’t even heard of tele-conferencing”. Then I remember, if they tele-conferenced they’d miss out on the free grrrrls available to them everywhere where they are not home town boys.


26 posted on 12/10/2009 6:39:31 AM PST by Happyinmygarden (Yes, actually, I have pretty much seen and heard it all before...)
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To: Happyinmygarden
I searched for communist lawyers union & I found this, hadn't seen for a LONG time:

27 posted on 12/10/2009 6:40:39 AM PST by chuck_the_tv_out ( <<< click my name: now featuring Freeper classifieds)
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To: Clintons Are White Trash

Gee that’s a shame.


28 posted on 12/10/2009 6:41:06 AM PST by windcliff
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To: Clintons Are White Trash
about $50 million a year that he's been giving to an organization serving veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The ACLU and the Sierra Club are named, but not this mysterious veterans' organization.

Curious.

29 posted on 12/10/2009 6:41:40 AM PST by Madame Dufarge
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"Gelbaum also announced he was halting some $12 million in yearly gifts to the Sierra Club Foundation and about $50 million a year that he's been giving to an organization serving veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan."

Well, he's not all bad since he was giving way more to the veterans group than the other two combined.

30 posted on 12/10/2009 6:42:25 AM PST by wysiwyg (What parts of "right of the people" and "shall not be infringed" do you not understand?)
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To: Clintons Are White Trash

So it takes a major recession to defund the left?


31 posted on 12/10/2009 6:43:06 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (Ram "Health Care Reform" down our throats in '09, and we'll ram it up your @ss in '10.)
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To: Clintons Are White Trash
"My investments in alternative, clean energy companies have placed me in a highly illiquid position as a result of the general credit crisis in the American and world financial systems.My investments in alternative, clean energy companies"

FIXED IT.

32 posted on 12/10/2009 6:43:17 AM PST by red-dawg
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To: Madame Dufarge

...and you have a good point there.


33 posted on 12/10/2009 6:43:41 AM PST by wysiwyg (What parts of "right of the people" and "shall not be infringed" do you not understand?)
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To: Clintons Are White Trash

“ACLU loses donor, one-fourth of yearly donations”

1st year of Obama, ACORN and ACLU seriously injured. Maybe he ain’t all bad after all.


34 posted on 12/10/2009 6:44:51 AM PST by Grunthor (There is no such thing as unconditional love.)
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To: Clintons Are White Trash

I wonder how much the NRA would lose with their top donor? I’m thinking not so much: they are much more a grass-roots organization.


35 posted on 12/10/2009 6:45:18 AM PST by Rinnwald
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To: Carley

Also, remember that a big chunk of their funding comes from people that bought into Bernie Madoff’s scam. Those donors are hurting too (heh-heh!).


36 posted on 12/10/2009 6:45:40 AM PST by 17th Miss Regt
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To: Cyber Liberty

Last year, they took a big hit from Bernie Madoff.


37 posted on 12/10/2009 6:46:40 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Tiger isn't out of the woods yet--not by a long shot.)
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To: Clintons Are White Trash

May he get nothing but coal for Christmas in return. I eagerly await the closing of MANY ACLU offices.


38 posted on 12/10/2009 6:46:45 AM PST by My Favorite Headache
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

I remember looking at that picture on the front page of my Sunday paper before church on EASTER SUNDAY !!


39 posted on 12/10/2009 6:47:13 AM PST by wordsofearnest (Job 19:25 As for me, I know my Redeemer lives.)
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To: gathersnomoss

Hillary’s pollster got stimulus money. It is not a big leap to assume that the ACLU will finagle taxpayer money somehow.


40 posted on 12/10/2009 6:47:28 AM PST by fhayek (Pointed sarcasm)
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To: Clintons Are White Trash

That is one of the most embarrassing admissions ever made


41 posted on 12/10/2009 6:47:39 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Lukenbach Texas is barely there)
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To: Clintons Are White Trash

FTA - “$50 million a year that he’s been giving to an organization serving veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.”

The organization is not named. An essential piece of this story seems to be missing.


42 posted on 12/10/2009 6:49:31 AM PST by listenhillary (I believe AGW is real now. It was caused by scientists and greenies LYING!)
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To: henkster; All

“I’ve been on their mailing list for donations because I’m an attorney; they must assume that all attorneys support their marxist agenda.”

...glad you posted this comment...I have a question...I’ve heard that the ACLU regularly has thousands of cases, but only 60 staff attorneys...so they rely on lefty “volunteer” attorneys to handle a lot of the suits...also they sue for attorney’s fees, so when they win; the volunteer lawyer submits a padded claim for billable hours...then he gives the attorney fee re-embursement back to the ACLU and takes it as a tax write-off to charity....thus law suits become a profit generator for the ACLU and a tax write off for the attorney...BUT...before they file the suit they carefully shop it around to make sure that it goes before an activist judge that will let them win...that way the money keeps flowing their way.

Have you ever heard anything about this scam from other lawyers?....the sad thing is that it’s the taxpayer that gets soaked...a county near me spent $250,000 fighting for the 10 Commandments at the courthouse and lost, plus had to pay winning attorney fees that were outrageous.


43 posted on 12/10/2009 6:51:29 AM PST by STONEWALLS
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To: Madame Dufarge
Most likely these guys:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraq_and_Afghanistan_Veterans_of_America

They are an organization with a left wing agenda, producing a rating system for politicians focusing on handouts and thus invariable rating democrat politicians highly.

44 posted on 12/10/2009 6:51:41 AM PST by MSF BU (++)
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To: Clintons Are White Trash

http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/the-secret-life-of-the-quercus-trust-5135/


45 posted on 12/10/2009 6:52:08 AM PST by listenhillary (I believe AGW is real now. It was caused by scientists and greenies LYING!)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

just 80 mil a year is what funds ACLU treason?

@@@@@

Because there are laws that stipulate that government entities will be responsible for the legal fees in most of the cases that are brought by the ACLU.

One of the reasons why school boards, for example, cave so quickly when threatened by ACLU lawsuits. The school board budget cannot cover the expense of a suit.


46 posted on 12/10/2009 6:54:34 AM PST by maica (Freedom consists not in doing what we like,but in having the right to do what we ought. John Paul II)
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To: wysiwyg
Well, he's not all bad since he was giving way more to the veterans group than the other two combined.

Let's not be hasty...as someone pointed out, THAT organization's unnamed. It might be "Veterans Against the War" or some such.

47 posted on 12/10/2009 6:58:11 AM PST by nina0113
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To: Clintons Are White Trash

Where’s my hankie?


48 posted on 12/10/2009 6:59:49 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Obama, Hitler, Stalin: Who are 3 people nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.)
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To: red-dawg

LOL!


49 posted on 12/10/2009 7:00:30 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Obama, Hitler, Stalin: Who are 3 people nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.)
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To: Clintons Are White Trash

No worries - bailout on the way.


50 posted on 12/10/2009 7:00:52 AM PST by Let's Roll (Stop paying ACORN to destroy America! Cut off their government funding!)
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